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Andre Panossian, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon •  Rhinoplasty Expert  •  Face and Body Aesthetics

Andre Panossian, MD board-certified plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty expert

Experience and Premiere Training

Andre Panossian, MD is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty, facial aesthetics, and body contouring. Dr. Panossian is a rhinoplasty expert and performs a high volume of nasal surgeries in his practice.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude and College Honors from UCLA, Dr. Panossian went on to complete his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He simultaneously pursued scientific research in the field of Tissue Engineering at Harvard Medical School via the tissue engineering laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. Through four years of research, Dr. Panossian helped develop some of the current concepts that are used today in cartilage and bone engineering with applications in stem cell research.

Andre Panossian, MD in surgery with assistant drawing markings on patient.

World-Class Education

Education has remained a top priority for Dr. Panossian. He graduated at the top of his medical school class and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Upon graduation from medical school, he went on to complete a highly selective plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. This was followed by additional subspecialty training in craniofacial surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Harvard Medical School. He then traveled to France in order to further refine several cosmetic surgery techniques.

Dr. Panossian is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the highly selective American Association of Plastic Surgeons, reserved for only a select group of individuals nationally who have demonstrated excellence in academic plastic surgery. He also holds memberships in several other professional societies including the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

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Charity Work and Recognition

Dr. Panossian is affiliated with various charitable and educational organizations, including Operation Smile and Mending Kids.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Mending Kids and the Gondobay Manga Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of lives in Sierra Leone. He has been featured as “Top Doctor” in US News and World Report, Pasadena Magazine, and Los Angeles Magazine and served as an expert medical consultant for The Doctors, Grey’s Anatomy, and Nip/Tuck. Maxim Magazine has named him THE go-to plastic surgeon for “Nose Jobs” in their “LA Confidential” series. Dr. Panossian has been nominated by his peers annually since 2012 as a “Super Doctor.”

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Dr. Panossian also sub-specializes in the treatment of various conditions including neurofibromatosis, facial paralysis, vascular anomalies, and pediatric plastic surgery. For more information on these areas of his practice, please visit the following links:

Neurofibromatosis:  NFsurgeon.com

Facial Paralysis:  FacialParalysisCenter.com

Pediatric Plastic Surgery:  PlasticSurgeonforKids.com

CREDENTIALS

Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic Surgery

 

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies
American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation, Founding Member
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

EDUCATION

Fellowships:

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Residency:

University of Southern California (Plastic Surgery), Los Angeles, CA

Internship:

University of Southern California (General Surgery), Los Angeles, CA

Medical School:

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

PUBLICATIONS

Selected Journal Articles

  • Panossian A: Lengthening temporalis myoplasty for single stage smile reconstruction in children with facial paralysis. Plast Reconstr Surg, 137(4): 1251-61, Apr 2016.
  • Zhou S, Wang L, Panossian A, Anselmo D, Wu SQ, Venkatramani R:  Refractory Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma associated with a chromosomal translocation t (13; 16) (q14; p13.3).  Pediatr Dev Pathol, Nov 2015.
  • Farnoosh S, Don D, Koempel J, Panossian A, Anslemo D, Stanley P:  Efficacy of doxycycline and sodium tetradecyl sulfate sclerotherapy in pediatric head and neck lymphatic malformations.  Int J Pediatr Otorhi, 79(6): 883-7, Jun 2015.
  • Panossian A: Facial paralysis reconstruction in children and adolescents with central nervous system tumors. J Pediatr Rehabil Med, 7(4): 295-305, Jan 2015.
  • Ferkel E, Speer A, Anselmo DM, Panossian A, Stanley P, Arkader A: Vascular malformations and associated syndromes: the role of the orthopaedic surgeon. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2(5):e2: 1-12, May 2014.
  • Levin D, Speer A, Stefano G, Panossian A, Arkader A, Stanley P, Anselmo DM: Extremity amputations for vascular anomalies in children: a single-center experience over 10 years. Curr Orthop Pract, 24(6): 653-58, Nov/Dec 2013.
  • Speer AL, Merritt R, Panossian A, Stanley P, Anselmo DM: Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia with massive abdominal lymphatic malformation requiring surgical debulking. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep, 1(12): 425-8, Nov 2013.
  • Levin DE, Speer AL, Pierce JR, Nowicki D, Arkader A, Stanley P, Panossian A, Anselmo DM: Room for improvement: patterns of referral misdiagnosis to a vascular anomalies center. Open J Ped, 3: 331-6, Nov 2013.
  • Rommer E, Anselmo DM, Stanley P,Arkader A, Panossian A. Vascular anomalies of the extremities. Curr Orthop Pract, 24(3): 244-252, May/June 2013.
  • Taghinia AH, Al-Sheikh AA, Panossian A, Upton J. Two-stage distraction lengthening of the forearm. J Craniofac Surg, 24(1): 79-84, Jan 2013.
  • Francis CS, Rommer EA, Kane JT, Iwata K, Panossian A. Limited-incision surgical debulking of lymphatic malformations using ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg, 130(6): 920e-922e, Dec 2012.
  • Borzabadi-Farahani A, Groper JN, Tanner AM, Urata MM, Panossian A, Yen SLK. The Nance Obturator, a new fixed obturator for patients with cleft palate and fistula. J Prosthodont, 21(5): 400-3, Jul 2012.
  • Pierce JR, Hunter CJ, Naik-Mathuria B, Stanley P, Ford HR, Genyk Y, Shaul DB, Panossian A, Anselmo DM. Colonic venous malformation and portal hypertension: association, management, and review of literature. Pediatr Surg Int, 28(4): 435-8, Jan 2012.
  • Panossian A, Cohen MJ, Posalski I. Upper extremity Mycobacterium chelonae cutaneous infection. Plast Reconstr Surg, 127(6): 163-5e, Jun 2011.
  • Pierce J, Matthews J, Stanley P, Panossian A, Ford H, Anselmo A. Perirectal arteriovenous malformation treated by angioembolization and low anterior resection. J Pediatr Surg, 45(7): 1542-5, Jul 2010.
  • Speer AL, Panossian A, Arkader A, Stanley P, Anselmo DM. Arteriovenous Malformations. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated Aug 9, 2010. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/459927-overview.
  • Panossian A, Diamond I, Zuker RM, Fecteau A, Grant D. Hepatic artery microvascular anastomosis in pediatric living donor liver transplantation: a review of 35 consecutive cases by a single microvascular surgeon. J Reconstr Microsurg, 25(7): 439-43, Sept 2009.
  • Panossian A, Garner WL. Polytetrafluoroethylene facial implants: 15 years later. Plast Reconstr Surg, 113(1): 347-49, January 2004.
  • Panossian A, Ashiku S, Kirchhoff CH, Randolph MA, Yaremchuk MJ. Effects of cell concentration and growth period on articular and ear chondrocyte transplants for tissue engineering. Plast Reconstr Surg, 108(2): 392-402, August 2001.
  • Panossian A, Panossian V, Doumanian N. Criminalization of perinatal HIV transmission. J Legal Med, 19(2): 223-55, June 1998.

Book Chapters

  • Panossian A:  Temporalis flap for facial reanimation.  In: Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery, (Eds: Kevin Chung, Charles Thorne, Arun Gosain, Hooman Soltanian, John van Aalst, Babak Mehrara, Joseph Disa, Gordon Lee). Wolters Kluwer Health, St. Louis, MO; in preparation.
  • Panossian A:  Labbé procedure.  In: Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery, (Eds: Kevin Chung, Charles Thorne, Arun Gosain, Hooman Soltanian, John van Aalst, Babak Mehrara, Joseph Disa, Gordon Lee). Wolters Kluwer Health, St. Louis, MO; in preparation.
  • Panossian A: Facial paralysis. In: Plastic Surgery Review (1st Edition; Ed: Gregory E. Lakin). Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY, pp 105-7, 2015.
  • Panossian A, Fisher DM: Bilateral cleft lip repair. In: Pediatric Plastic Surgery (2nd Edition; Eds: Michael L. Bentz, Bruce S. Bauer, Ronald M. Zuker). Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, MO, pp 455-71, 2007.

Presentations

  • Panossian A:  Lenthening temporalis myoplasty for lip reanimation.  Presented at: The 66th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Santa Monica, CA, May 27-30, 2016.
  • Panossian A:  Sliding temporalis myoplasty for single stage smile reconstruction in 15 consecutive patients with facial paralysis.  Presented at:  The 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Palm Springs, CA, Apr 20-25, 2015.
  • Urata M, Panossian A:  Gracilis free muscle transfer versus lengthening temporalis myoplasty for lip reanimation.  Presented at:  The 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr 11-14, 2015.
  • Gillenwater J, Buchanan I, Panossian A:  Lengthening temporalis myoplasty for single stage smile reconstruction in children with facial paralysis.  Presented at: The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chicago, IL, Oct 11-14, 2014.
  • Panossian A:  Vascular anomalies.  Presented at: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 18, 2014.
  • Grant C, Thomas D, Nowicki D, Panossian A, Stanley P, Anselmo D: Sacral venous malformation masquerading as sacrococcygeal teratoma in a newborn female.  Presented at: The 20th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, Melbourne, Australia, Apr 1-5, 2014.
  • Panossian A:  Facial paralysis reconstruction.  Presented at: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Los Angeles, CA, Aug 9, 2013.
  • Panossian A:  Diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies.  Presented at: The 11th Annual Armenian Medical World Congress, Hollywood, CA, Jul 3-7, 2013.
  • Panossian A:  Facial paralysis reconstruction.  Presented at: The 11th Annual Armenian Medical World Congress, Hollywood, CA, Jul 3-7, 2013.
  • Francis C, Tung L, Karatsonyi A, Anselmo D, Stanley P, Panossian A. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction and pull-through technique for treatment of lymphatic malformations. The 19th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Malmo, Sweden; Jun 16-19, 2012.
  • Francis C, Dunn A, Karatsonyi A, Nazarian-Mobin S, Anselmo D, Panossian A. Efficacy of acebutolol for the treatment of infantile hemangiomas. The 19th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Malmo, Sweden; Jun 16-19, 2012.
  • Panossian A, Anselmo DA, Stanley P, Chaudhry O, Francis CS, Taghinia AH, Upton J: Treatment strategy for diffuse venous malformations of the upper extremity. The 41st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Surgery of the Hand. Cancun, Mexico; Jan 13, 2011.
  • Panossian A: Microsurgery. Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. Burbank, CA; Nov 23, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Obstetric brachial plexus palsy. USC Plastic Surgery Citywide Hand Conference, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA; Nov 10, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Microsurgery. Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine at USC. Los Angeles, CA; Oct 29, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Novel techniques in pediatric plastic surgery. CHLA Pediatric Plastic Surgery Symposium. Pasadena, CA; Oct 23, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Congenital limb anomalies. CHLA Pediatric Plastic Surgery Symposium. Pasadena, CA; Oct 23, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Vascular anomalies. CHLA Pediatric Plastic Surgery Symposium. Pasadena, CA; Oct 23, 2010.
  • Speer AL, Austin MT, Panossian A, Urata M, Stein JE: Separation of an epigastric heteropagus conjoined twin. The 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. Washington, DC; Oct 3-7, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Free flap care: a team approach. Division of Critical Care Medicine, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA; May 26, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Pediatric reconstructive surgery. Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, LAC+USC Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA; May 18, 2010.
  • Austin MT, Woo R, Giuliani S, Speer AL, Panossian A, Stanley P, Anselmo D: Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia associated with abdominal lymphatic malformation requiring surgical debulking. The 18th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, de Duve Institute (Université catholique de Louvain). Brussels, Belgium; Apr 21-24, 2010.
  • Pierce J, Matthews J, Panossian A, Stanley P, Anselmo D: Management of pelvic arteriovenous malformation utilizing preoperative angioembolisation. The 18th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, de Duve Institute (Université catholique de Louvain). Brussels, Belgium; Apr 21-24, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Facial paralysis reconstruction. Division of Plastic Surgery (USC) weekly conference. Los Angeles, CA; Jan 22, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Division of Plastic Surgery (USC) weekly conference. Los Angeles, CA; Feb 12, 2010.
  • Panossian A: Bilateral cleft lip repair. Video-based Education Program. The 95th Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons. Chicago, Illinois; Oct 11-15, 2009.
  • Panossian A: Pediatric reconstructive surgery. Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA; Apr 21, 2009.
  • Panossian A: Vascular anomalies. Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA; May 19, 2009.
  • Panossian A: Vascular anomalies. Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Huntington Memorial Hospital. Pasadena, CA; May 27, 2009.
  • Panossian A, Diamond I, Zuker RM, Fecteau A, Grant D: Is microsurgical hepatic artery repair worthwhile in pediatric liver transplantation? The 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Maui, HI; Jan 10-13, 2009.
  • Panossian A: Pediatric hand trauma. Department of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA; Dec 14, 2008.
  • Panossian A: Medpor ear reconstruction. Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA; Oct 23, 2007.
  • Panossian A, Diamond I, Zuker RM, Fecteau A, Grant D: Outcomes analysis of microsurgical anastomosis of hepatic artery in live donor liver transplants in a pediatric population. The 14th International Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Berlin, Germany; June 26-30, 2007.
  • Cypel T, Panossian A, Manktelow R, Zuker RM: Etiology and treatment of facial paralysis in children. The 14th International Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Berlin, Germany; June 26-30, 2007.
  • Panossian A, Diamond I, Zuker RM, Fecteau A, Grant D: Outcomes analysis of hepatic artery microvascular anastomosis in live donor liver transplants in a pediatric population. The 61st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Banff, Alberta, Canada; May 29-Jun 2, 2007.
  • Panossian A: Tissue engineering of injectable auricular cartilage. The 16th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Burlington, Vermont; October 1999.
  • Panossian A: The role of cyanoacrylates in wound healing. Surgical Grand Rounds, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Newton, Massachusetts; May 1999.
  • Panossian A: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (a case report). Baystate Medical Center. Springfield, Massachusetts; December 1998.
  • Panossian A, Panossian V, Doumanian N: Criminalizing the perinatal transmission of HIV. XI International Conference on AIDS. Vancouver, Canada; July 1996.
    Poster Sessions
  • Buchanan I, Gillenwater J, Stanley P, Venkatramani R, Anselmo D, and Panossian A: Difficult case: massive cervicofacial lymphatic malformation.  The 20th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Melbourne, Australia; Apr 1-5, 2014.
  • Grant C, Thomas D, Nowicki D, Panossian A, Anselmo D: Lymphatic dysplasia: a heterogeneous spectrum of lymphatic disorders requiring an individualized and multidisciplinary approach. The 20th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Melbourne, Australia; Apr 1-5, 2014.
  • Gillenwater J, Anselmo D, Stanley S, Nowicki D, Panossian A: Early excision of head and neck infantile hemangiomas with purse-string closure and aggressive scar management protocol. The 20th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Melbourne, Australia; Apr 1-5, 2014.
  • Co-Reyes E, Panossian A, Anselmo D, Zhou S, Stanley P, Nowicki D, Venkatramani R: Refractory multifocal Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma treated with sirolimus.  The 20th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Melbourne, Australia; Apr 1-5, 2014.
  • Co-Reyes E, Anselmo D, Panossian A, Stanley P, Nowicki D, Venkatramani R: Sirolimus for the treatment of complicated lymphatic anomalies.  The 20th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Melbourne, Australia; Apr 1-5, 2014.
  • Zhou S, Panossian A, Venkatramani R, Anselmo D, Wu S, Wang L: Refractory Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma with a chromosomal translocation T (13; 16) (q14; P13.3). College of American Pathologists’ Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida; Oct 13-16, 2013.
  • Panossian A, Francis C, Anselmo A, Stanley P. Sclerotherapy of retro-orbital lymphatic malformations using bleomycin. The 19th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Malmo, Sweden; Jun 16-19, 2012.
  • Speer A, Pierce J, Arkader A, Stanley P, Panossian A, Anselmo D. Room for Improvement: patterns of referral misdiagnosis to a multidisciplinary vascular anomalies center. The 19th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Malmo, Sweden; Jun 16-19, 2012.
  • Pierce J, Hunter C, Stanley P, Ford H, Genyk Y, Panossian A, Anselmo D. Colonic venous malformation and portal hypertension: a difficult case. The 19th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Malmo, Sweden; Jun 16-19, 2012.
  • Nazarian-Mobin S, Karatsonyi A, Gutierrez Y, Urata M, Hammoudeh J, Anselmo DM, Magee W, Panossian A. Early results of acebutolol therapy for the treatment of proliferative infantile hemangiomas. The 18th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, de Duve Institute (Université catholique de Louvain), Brussels, Belgium, Apr 21-24, 2010.
  • Rizvi M, Nazarian-Mobin S, Anselmo DM, Urata M, Panossian A. Limited-incision surgical debulking of lymphatic malformations using ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). The 18th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, de Duve Institute (Université catholique de Louvain), Brussels, Belgium, Apr 21-24, 2010.
  • Panossian A, Anselmo DM, Stanley P, Taghinia A, Upton J. Treatment strategy for diffuse venous malformations of the upper extremity. The 18th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, de Duve Institute (Université catholique de Louvain), Brussels, Belgium, Apr 21-24, 2010.
  • Speer AL, Giuliani S, Panossian A, Arkader A, Femino JD, Tolo V, Stanley P, Anselmo DM. Extremity amputations for vascular anomalies: single-center experience over 10 years. The 18th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, de Duve Institute (Université catholique de Louvain). Brussels, Belgium; Apr 21-24, 2010.
  • Speer AL, Austin MT, Arkader A, Panossian A, Stanley P, Anselmo D. Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome associated with a capillary lymphatic venous malformation and limb hypertrophy requiring left hip disarticulation. The 18th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies, de Duve Institute (Université catholique de Louvain). Brussels, Belgium; Apr 21-24, 2010.